This book would not have been possible without the help and support of so many individuals around the world. I must start with my parents, who instilled in me from a young age a love of learning and exploring the world around me. They always encouraged me in all my career pursuits.

Likewise, my brother Iorav encouraged my intellectual interests from a young age. I still remember when he taught me Algebra while I was in elementary school. He was the one to introduce me to programming for the first time—he taught me Visual Basic as he was taking a class on it in high school. Those lessons sparked a passion for programming that led to my career.

I am enormously grateful to Michael Montano and Christopher Golda, the founders of ...

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